The Effect of Remote Learning on College Students
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- Effect of Remote Learning; College Students; Covid-19
The effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt in different sectors. Apart from being a life-threatening virus that has killed many people, COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the education sector. Guided by the containment measures adopted by different countries to reduce the spread of this killer pandemic, many learning institutions have suspended in-person studies, and lessons are now being offered on various online platforms. Despite being vital in reducing the spread of COVID-19, shifting to remote learning has had its fair share of pros and cons. The adoption of the new curriculum instruction techniques caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 has created new schedules, changed the interaction among college students, and led to the adoption of new testing strategies. In effect, this paper examined literature from the current empirical studies to determine the pros and cons of online learning on college students. Results from this review indicated that remote learning has been advantageous because it saves time, is more flexible, has reduced anxieties among students, and has enabled students to develop greater problem-solving skills. On the contrary, the literature reviewed in this paper indicated that remote learning is disadvantageous because it has eliminated psychical interaction, thus leading to boring classes. Additionally, remote learning has been problematic to some professors who are not conversant with modern technology and has been affected by constant destruction. Regardless of these negative effects of remove learning, the research concluded that remote learning remains the only workable teaching and learning methodology in the COVID-19 era.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuwei Chen PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - The Effect of Remote Learning on College Students BT - Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1474 EP - 1477 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.248 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211220.248 ID - Chen2021 ER -